Despicable Me 2 Characters Featured in New National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse Public Service Announcements!

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Publication Date
May 23, 2013

The National Responsible Fatherhood Clearinghouse (NRFC) and the Ad Council unveiled a new series of public service announcements (PSAs) that feature footage from Universal Pictures and Illumination Entertainment’s Despicable Me 2.  The PSAs will be distributed nationwide this month and reinforce the established NRFC theme, “Take Time to Be a Dad Today.”

The PSAs feature Despicable Me 2 characters Gru, his three girls and the Minions, and use excerpted footage from the film.  With Gru as the featured dad, the ads communicate the unique and irreplaceable role that fathers play in the lives of their children.  The television, outdoor, radio, and digital PSAs direct people to the NRFC website,, for more information and resources.

“We are excited to have the Despicable Me 2 characters relay the importance of father involvement,” says Kenneth Braswell, Director, NRFC.  “We hope this initiative connects even more people to for useful tips and tools to make parenting easier.”

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